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Nepal PM's meet with Chinese envoy significant

August 17, 2009

Telegraph Nepal
August 14, 2009

Nepal’s foreign policy experts believe that Prime
Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal’s meeting with the
Chinese Ambassador H. E. Quo Guohang, Thursday
August 13, 2009, on the eve of his India visit holds immense significance.

Mr. Nepal’s meeting with the Chinese envoy took
place five days ahead of his much publicized visit to India.

Nepal PM is leaving for India on August 18, 2009.

Pancheshwor Multipurpose Project, Extradition
Treaty, Indian Security Umbrella, Third Country
Trade including trade with China via Calcutta are
some of the main issues that India may force
Nepal to accept in the forthcoming visit of the
Nepal Prime Minister to India, claim experts.

China is obviously concerned over the Indian
designs to force Nepal sign the Extradition
Treaty, providing consent to remain under Indian
Security Umbrella and abide by the Indian
proposal for Trade with China via Calcutta, say Nepal’s China experts.

The Chinese Ambassador in the meeting with the
Prime Minister of Nepal in all likelihood must
have ventilated his forceful objections to the
Indian proposal and may have frankly told Nepal
PM that if trade restrictions were accepted by
Nepal may dampen bilateral relations which could
also bear negative impact ultimately in the
historical Nepal-China ties, analysts opine.

The Chinese concerns are real and genuine.

Rajan Bhattarai, the Prime Minister’s
international relations advisor who was present
at the meeting did not disclose the inner details
of the talks that transpired between the Nepal PM
and Ambassador Guohang however, he preferred to call it a routine one.

However, China is not that fool not to understand
the Indian designs. Sensing all these in advance,
the Chinese envoy must have made it known to
Nepal PM not to act in haste while in India that
may sour the existing Nepal-China relations.

Rajan Bhattarai said the meeting focused on bilateral issues only.

Interestingly, beginning Saturday, August 15,
2009, Nepal’s practically all the security
agencies are meeting in Lhasa, Tibet, wherein it
is expected that the Chinese authorities will
brief their Nepali counterparts on how to curb
the anti-China activities that are currently being waged using Nepali soil.

The Chinese authorites in Beijing believe that
Nepal has already become a fertile soil for anti-China activities.

The Chinese are expected even to supply arms and
weaponry to the Nepali security men to be
deployed along the Nepal-China border soon, if
approached, in order to eliminate anti-China
activities from the Nepali soil and also along the border adjoining China.

Nepal government has already decided to post
several contingents of its security personnel
along the Nepal-China border much to the chagrin of the Indian establishment.

This speaks of the Chinese seriousness which has
increased suddenly. It also appears that the
Chinese regime will not settle for less this time around.

Nepali security officials are heading for Lhasa today, August 14, 2009.
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